The Ship of Shadows
Aleja whiles away her days in her family’s dusty tavern in Seville, dreaming of distant lands and believing in the kind of magic that she’s only ever read about in books. After all, she’s always being told that girls can’t be explorers. But her life is changed forever when adventure comes for her in the form of a fabled vessel called the Ship of Shadows. Crewed by a band of ruthless women, with cabin walls dripping with secrets, the ship has sailed right out of a legend. And it wants Aleja. Once on board its shadowy deck, she begins to realize that the sea holds more secrets than she ever could have imagined.
The sweeping, sparkling first book in a brand new series that will delight fans of The Wild Way Home and Frostheart.
“A sumptuous delight of a book” – Sophie Kirtley, author of The Wild Way Home
“A feast for the imagination . . . an enthralling adventure.” – Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song
“This swashbuckling tale has it all . . . I loved it.” – Alex Bell, author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
READERS LOVE THE SHIP OF SHADOWS:
“With a strong protagonist and a likeable crew of characters, I couldn’t stay away from the story for long, and now I CRAVE a follow-up.” Gavin Hetherington, waterstones.com
“Just order it . . . it’s wonderful.” Akshaykumar, amazon.in
“Thrilling, exciting and intriguing and I can’t wait for the next instalment!” Rhiannon, waterstones.com
“What a fantastic spellbinding book . . . A truly fascinating tale and we cannot wait for the second book to be released!” Eva Sneep, amazon.co.uk
“The real treasure in this gem of a book lies in the crew . . . I can’t wait to join the crew again for the next instalment of this thrilling tale.” Stephanie, amazon.co.uk
“This book sparkles! Complete gorgeous escapism.” Nicola Penfold, amazon.co.uk
Aleja is a dreamer who longs for a life of magic and adventure. So when a mysterious ship arrives in her Spanish harbour city, crewed by a band of ruthless women, Aleja knows it’s sailed right out of a legend.
And it wants her.
But life aboard the Ship of Shadows is more than even she bargained for. It will take all of Aleja’s strength and skill to gain the trust of her fellow pirates – and discover what they are risking everything to find . . .